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Brugge Brasserie Tripel de Ripple
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our blonde Belgian style Tripel exhibits notes of vanilla and perhaps pears.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
A good, if unexceptional tripel. Nice, medium gold color, with a hints at copper and red. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Flavor is the same, though perhaps a touch too sweet. A little dry in the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
extra from Sephiroth. Lazy and still in the glass. Seemingly overspiced - or just a very strong yeast presence with little balance. Lifeless and too sweet. Strong alcohol. I like this brewery’s stuff, what little I had. This was the first real disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a hazed golden yellow with a decent but quickly diminishing white head. The nose is lightly sweet and very fruity. Very small alcohol, lightly spicy. All light malt, as it should be. Not a ton of character, but no flaws. Some small peppery notes. Creamy and substantial mouthfeel. A bit creamy. A bit acidic to lightly astringent. Fruity. The spiciness is much more forward than it was in the nose. Alcohol heat peaks out. A bit creamy. Balanced though. Lingering alcohol heat. Not a ton of dimensions, but well done for the style and packed with flavor, though not sweet and syrupy as this style can tend towards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Draft at Brugge Brasserie. Appears light orange hued golden with a creamy white head. Hints of rich and funky yeast on a predominantly sweet citric fruity nose. Tart with a sweet body and bitter grapefruity finish. Quite rich and sweet. Full and nicely carbonated with a lingering dryness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle: (Am I the first bottle rater?) It poured a hazy light golden amber with a short-lived, modest creamy head. No lace. The aroma has warm spices, citrus and pome fruits, warm bread, alcohol, and a touch of butterscotch. Nicely rounded, creamy mouthfeel heated with white peppers. The flavor’s a touch of a letdown, being reduced to sweet pale malt, alcohol, and a lightened touch of spices. Not bad, but nothing special.

Pat’s Liquors, Porter, IN

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is medium fruit-apple, rock candy, medium malt. Taste is clove/medium fruit-apple, rock candy, medium malt, spices. Alcohol with a formaldehyde finish being the only detractor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a tall creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, outhouse, herbal, grass, and apricot. Flavor of floral, candi sugar, herbs, and earthiness with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2008
GTOM ’08 - This poured deep golden in color with a thin head. Aromas were of candi sugar, yeast, herb, spice and alcohol. In the mouth it was powerful and concentrated with a lingering finish. Nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2008
On tap at Three Floyds and served in a tulip. This beer poured a golden orange with a thin head of white foam that slightly lasted. Not much lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of orange peel, apricots, and strong alcohol. The flavor was strong and powerful with a heavy dose of astingent orange peels, candied apricots, bread dough, and a healthy shot of tongue warming alcohol. Interesting, but a bit intense. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and tongue coating with minimal carbonation. A pretty nice brew, but it became a bit hard to finish towards the end of the glass. Definately not your run of the mill tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Indiana Microbrewers Festival: Golden hue with a small frothy head. The aroma is a bit funky and acidic, some pepper, cardamom, ginger, apricot, grassy esters along with bready malts and a hint of Belgian sugar. The taste is twangy and fruity with an aggressive boozy nature. The finish is yeasty and spicy. Mouth feel is sharp and highly warming (then again I just noticed that is 11% ABV so I guess that makes sense now). Sort of weird almost hybrid beer but it does grow on you after awhile.


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